THAIFEX - HOREC ASIA Announces HORECA Innovation Award Winners

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The inaugural THAIFEX - HOREC Innovation Awards deliver insights into the latest game-changing sustainable products and solutions that are elevating standards in the HORECA sector.

THAIFEX - HOREC Asia, a leading event for the HORECA sector in Asia, proudly announces nine trailblazing winners of the THAIFEX - HOREC Innovation Awards. In an unprecedented showcase of ingenuity and sustainability, the winners are setting new benchmarks by revolutionising service with aspects such as contactless technology, digital guest experiences, energy efficiency, and food waste solutions.

The THAIFEX – HOREC Innovation Awards celebrate high excellence in effectiveness, efficiency, innovation, and user benefits across nine product categories: Bakery and Ice-Cream, Cafe and Bar, Cleaning and Laundry, Dining, Furnishing, Kitchen, Services, Tech, and Wellness. Out of 300 entries, judges meticulously selected 27 finalists and ultimately crowned 9 winners, highlighting the most outstanding innovations within the sector.

The nine Award-Winning innovations are:

  1. UNOX Cheftop-X™, a powerful combi oven from UNOX that features AI-driven operations, efficient energy use, and intuitive hyper-connection features.
  2. Eureka Prometheus, a coffee grinder known for its low retention and high-speed grind, ideal for high-volume use. WiFi connectivity allows remote management over grinding settings and machine performance.
  3. HOBART FX and FP Series HOBART FX and FP Series, an under-counter dishwasher featuring a “Cutlery Premium” that eliminates the need for a manual polishing process, lowering labour costs, saving space, and perfecting hygiene by washing and polishing with just one machine.
  4. Cimbali Group M200, a coffee machine that melds ergonomic engineering and precision thermal control.
  5. Merrychef conneX 16, a compact, energy-efficient high-speed oven that connects to a cloud solution for remote operation management. Delivers comprehensive usage statistics for performance monitoring.
  6. Kenkoon Relax Chair Weave Rope, a chair that offers outdoor durability with its weather-resistant, oil-coated teakwood and strong rope weave.
  7. Thai Hand Spa Management System, a web-based ERP system for managing spa operations, including bookings, sales, and data analytics.
  8. Carpigiani Synthesis 2H, a modular system for producing and serving gelato with customisable consistency and temperature settings, eliminating the need for separate freezer showcases.
  9. Visbody 3D Body Scan, a comprehensive body analysis, integrating measurements and assessments for personalised health insights.

At the THAIFEX - HOREC Xperiential Zone, attendees can discover these pioneering innovations alongside a diverse range of products and solutions that have been tailored for the HORECA industry. Each offering not only aims to cut operational costs and reduce manpower dependency but also embodies advancements in quality, technology, design and sustainability, addressing current industry challenges and setting new industry benchmarks. The THAIFEX - HOREC Xperiential Zone provides an immersive experience for visitors to engage with these innovative solutions, offering a glimpse into the future of hospitality. Experts will be on hand to discuss the intricacies and applications of each product.

Viwat Vongpiwat, Country Manager, Thailand and Indochina for Hobart, said, “We are thrilled to accept this award and delighted to announce that at THAIFEX – HOREC Asia 2024 we will have the world premiere launch of the Cutlery Premium feature in the Hobart FX and FP series. Our latest innovation in under-counter dishwashing is poised to revolutionise the industry landscape, and we are confident in the transformative impact it will have.”

In appreciation of their accolade, William Fletcher, VP of Sales for the Southeast Asia and Australasia region at Welbilt, said, “We are thrilled to showcase at THAIFEX – HOREC Asia, where we expect to build meaningful connections with the industry and demonstrate Welbilt and Merrychef’s commitment to innovation. We invite you to visit THAIFEX - HOREC Asia and explore leading innovations, including the Merrychef conneX 12e, a countertop high-speed oven with built-in connectivity tailored for the Asian market.”
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THAIFEX - HOREC Asia is a leading event for the hospitality industry in Asia, showcasing the latest innovations and trends in the HORECA sector. With a focus on sustainability, efficiency, and technological advancements, THAIFEX - HOREC Asia aims to drive the industry towards a more sustainable and prosperous future.

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